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How An Art Break Helps Kids Learn Integrating play and creativity into the school day may help children learn. Here's an innovative school counseling program that did just that.
How to Stop Dating the “Wrong” People and Attract... “What am I missing? Why do I keep choosing the wrong men?” Maria asked me. Maria, a smart, successful, 35 year-old, came to see me for therapy after her third break-up … ...
Interruptions to rehab are common after stroke or brain injury, but many are preventable Patients in inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury have significant rates of interruptions of their rehab program—often including being transferred back to the hospital for treatment of complications, reports a new study.
A Happy Ending Matters in this Hollywood Divorce The negative stories about the Brangelina break-up are dangerous, because the expectation that divorce must be a tragedy for all involved can create just that outcome.
Thinking About: Mental Health Spending & The 2016 Presidential... What should the government's role in mental health be? ...
Experimental imaging agent reveals concussion-linked brain disease in living brain A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and long-term health has been gaining attention in recent years.
Silence and Boredom: ADHD Sleeps In The kids are with family for the weekend. The alarm didn’t go off. The cat didn’t ask to go out at 5 a.m., or meow to be let back in at … ...
Your Life: Are You Winning or Losing? Many of us have given up on ourselves. We’ve given up on our ability to manage who we want to be and how we want to live. Modern life comes with a plethora of distractions. Not staying with the potential of our own lives has … ...
Hello Mid Life Crisis The other day I woke up into a sea of anxiety yet again. But this time, instead of just thinking, “oh look, there’s more anxiety,” I had a surprising thought: … ...
Never Mind This Book Review I read a lot.  And I shamelessly deface the books that I read – I write in them.  I don’t just underline, I circle, I annotate.  Books in my collection … ...
Today I Love Sleeping Soundly Today I love sleeping soundly when it happens. I love that I slept through to the morning without waking, or at least without remembering I woke if I did. I … ...
Best of Our Blogs: September 27, 2016 Are you busy and overscheduled? Too much things on your plate may be a symptom of something deeper going on. If you’re always busy, you might be avoiding the thing you think you don’t have time for-pause. Life is filled with both hills and valleys. … ...
Are There Times When You Want to Be Alone... On the day my father died very suddenly, many years ago, my mother called two of my close friends before she called me. She wanted me to have someone with … ...
How I Create: Q&A with Writer and Coach Helen... What I love about interviewing all sorts of individuals for the “How I Create” series is the burst of inspiration each person provides. They remind us of the magic and power of creativity. … ...
The One Thing Every Kid with Anxiety Should be Doing Often when I ask a kid with anxiety what helps reduce stress and anxiety, the answer I most often get is “I try to get my mind off of it.” … ...
The Secret to Being Real, Successful, and Happy Being genuine in a shallow culture.
Ancient brain area controls eye movements There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive with our different senses, which send information to the brain. This complication is solved by an ancient part of the midbrain called the corpora quadrigemina, or tectum. This area contains a complex network of neurons that control the movements of the head and eyes. An ancient area of the midbrain of all vertebrates can independently contol and reorientate the eyes, researchers now report.
Parkinson's disease protection may begin in the gut The gut may play a key role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. Biologists found that in roundworms, an immune response from intestinal cells sparks a series of chemical signals that ultimately preserves neurons whose death is associated with Parkinson's.
Measurement helps craniofacial surgeons better evaluate children with skull deformity A baby’s skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse too early — a condition called craniosynostosis — causing cranial deformities that can lead to learning impairments and other neurodevelopmental problems. Craniofacial surgeons across the country differ on when surgical intervention is needed for some abnormalities. Now, researchers are recommending a new method to help determine when surgery is needed.
Because I’m Happy In a conversation recently about the concept of happiness, a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill came up. The character of Chloe, played by Meg Tilly was … ...